- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said his administration spends Nigeria's money on the people
- The vice president said this is unlike some past administration who stole the people's money
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday, May 3, said the federal government is committed to creating an atmosphere conducive for small businesses, market women and artisans to do businesses successfully.
In a press release exclusively sent to NAIJ.com, the vice president also said unlike previous administrations, this government is spending Nigeria's money on the people and nto stealing it.
Osinbajo made this statement in Akure at the inauguration of National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) clinics, Ondo State edition.
He said: "If you look at our budget, we provided N500 billion for the whole country and we have not been able to fund to the tune of N500 billion because we don’t have that much money, in fact what we have been able to spend is about N80 billion in all.
"But as our income increases we intend to improve and continue to expand. That is why so far, across the country, we have been able to do about 200,000 N-Power volunteers and we still intend to do 300,000 more and we are watching out for that.
"It is very important to bear in mind that this government is earning 60% less than previous Federal Governments earned despite that, we are spending and investing more in the people. For the first time in the history of this country, we are putting 1.3 trillion on infrastructure.
"I was reading a comment today, about how well the government has done, or how well it hasn’t done. And I said one thing that you must understand about this government, is that it is a government that want to be honest with the people. If a government wants to be honest with the people, look at the money you have. If you have 1 billion, spend that 1 billion on the people, don’t steal it. The difference between us and any previous government is that we are not going to steal the money. We spend the money on the people, that’s the difference."
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Osinbajo, on Tuesday, May 1, heaped praises on Nigerian youths, sharing stories of young business owners, innovative and tech-driven youths and entertainment giants.
Osinbajo, speaking at The Platform, a programme organised by the Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos, said these young Nigerians have remained focused despite challenges and increased the nation’s national pride and confidence.
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